Adriana Leon helps Canada women beat Brazil



Adriana Leon’s highlight-reel objective gave Canada a 2-1 victory over Brazil in a women’s soccer pleasant Friday, extending the Canadian women’s win streak to 5 video games.

The seventh-ranked Canadians have now received 9 of their final 10 and are 11-2-3 in 2022 with the losses coming to the top-ranked Americans (1-0 in July within the remaining of the CONCACAF W Championship) and No. 6 Spain (1-0 in February on the Arnold Clark Cup).

Ninth-ranked Brazil had received 10 in a row, outscoring its opposition 34-1, with six of these victories coming in a Copa America championship run in July. Brazil had not misplaced since a 3-1 resolution to Sweden on June 28.

Canada and Brazil play once more Tuesday in Sao Paulo.

Shelina Zadorsky additionally scored for Canada at Estadio Urbano Caldeira, often known as Vila Belmiro — dwelling to Santos FC and, at one time, Pele.

Debinha replied for Brazil, which trailed 2-1 on the break however got here out with objective to begin the second half. Canada coach Bev Priestman despatched on some expertise from her bench to regular the ship.

Canada’s first two targets got here off well-drilled set items.

Zadorsky rose excessive to go dwelling an Ashley Lawrence cross within the twenty second minute on a nook, after a Christine Sinclair header was pushed off the crossbar by Brazilian ‘keeper Lorena.

It was a fourth objective in 86 appearances for Canada for the Tottenham defender.

Leon made it 2-0 with a stunning volley off a Jessie Fleming nook within the twenty ninth minute. Sinclair headed the ball on and Leon swung her left foot, hammering dwelling a low shot for her twenty eighth objective for Canada — and her fifth in her final seven video games.

Brazil answered within the thirty third minute with a great thing about a objective from Debinha. After a Canadian turnover, Brazil drove in direction of the Canadian objective and Kerolin chipped the ball previous Bianca St-Georges into Debinha’s path. The Brazil star ahead used her torso, maybe with somewhat shoulder, to chest the ball forward after which poked it previous goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan.

Canada improved to 9-9-9 in opposition to Brazil since they first met in 1996.

Their most up-to-date assembly was on the Tokyo Olympics the place the Canadians prevailed 4-3 in a penalty shootout after the quarterfinal recreation completed knotted at 0-0.

Canada additionally downed Brazil 2-1 within the bronze-medal recreation on the 2016 Rio Olympics.

As in current worldwide home windows, Priestman was lacking gamers.

Janine Beckie (Portland), Vanessa Gilles (Olympique Lyonnais, France), Deanne Rose (Reading, England), Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash) and collegiate gamers Simi Awujo and Zoe Burns (USC), Jade Rose (Harvard) and Jayde Riviere (University of Michigan) are all unavailable.

Sinclair, Lawrence and Gabrielle Carle, lacking within the October window that noticed wins over No. 29 Morocco (4-0) and No. 76 Argentina (2-0), have been again within the fold for the Brazil video games. Canada received a pair of friendlies in September in Australia (1-0 and 2-1).

Sheridan began in objective behind Lawrence, Kadeisha Buchanan, Zadorsky and St-Georges. Fleming and Julia Grosso have been a deep-lying midfield duo behind Nichelle Prince, Sinclair and Leon with Evelyne Viens up entrance.

The Canadian beginning 11 had 1,028 caps between them together with 318 for the 39-year-old Sinclair.

Viens got here shut within the ninth minute after a superb via ball by Fleming. She went previous the ‘keeper however the angle to objective was too tight by the point she bought the ball.

Sheridan was referred to as into motion within the 14th minute, stopping a shot by Ary after a Brazilian assault down the left flank. Ary pressured one other save later within the half.

Debinha was simply excessive on a curling free kick within the forty fifth minute after Buchanan was cautioned for taking down Brazil’s Adriana simply exterior the field. Seconds later, Lorena stopped a Sinclair shot that deflected off a defender.

Jordyn Huitema and Carle got here on for Canada to begin the second half. Desiree Scott, Cloe Lacasse and Sophie Schmidt adopted later within the half.

Amanda Allen, a 17-year-old, received her first senior cap off the bench, approaching within the 71st minute.

Sheridan wanted to deflect a low cross within the 54th minute because the Canadian defence was breached. Minutes later, the Canadian ‘keeper needed to rise excessive to palm away one other long-range rocket from Ary and Canada struggled to clear the ball fon the following nook.

Sheridan wanted remedy within the 72nd minute after a Brazilian stepped on her forearm as the 2 went after the ball.

Huitema went down within the penalty field within the 82nd minute after tangling with Brazil’s Fernanda, however there was no name.

The Forty first-ranked Canadian males have been in motion earlier within the day, rallying to tie No. 85 Bahrain 2-2 in a World Cup warmup in Manama. Canada was lacking a few of its prime expertise, with European golf equipment nonetheless in motion.


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